A fundamental failure of leadership

I was very disappointed to see Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger attack members of the body he’s supposed to be leading. In a medium post, he accuses Democrats of being “mask hypocrites,” showing photos of Democratic Senators not wearing masks. I cannot imagine...
Listen to the experts, not conservatives

Listen to the experts, not conservatives

The debate over re-opening the state continues to rage, despite pretty clear evidence of what will happen. When other states decided they were going to open, critics in North Carolina complained that Roy Cooper was leaving us behind and costing us revenue and jobs by...

Is Tillis a drag on Trump?

Is Tillis a drag on Trump?

Support for Donald Trump is continuing to deteriorate in North Carolina. A PPP poll yesterday shows him trailing Joe Biden by four in the state, 50-46. That’s two points more than it was just a few weeks ago and reflects findings from other polls last week that show...

A cornered animal

A cornered animal

The news in politics keeps getting tougher for Republicans. After Democrats reported huge fundraising numbers in Senate and House races this week, the Cook Political Report released its Electoral College Ratings. As of today, according to Cook, “Democrats have 279...

Law and disorder

Law and disorder

Republicans are beside themselves with anger over the illegal toppling of Confederate monuments and the failure of Democrats like Governor Roy Cooper stopping them. They railed against the lawlessness of the mobs invading cities. Donald Trump tweeted “LAW AND ORDER!”...

Another dog whistle

Another dog whistle

Back in 2015, pressure was mounting to move Confederate monuments out of public spaces. The GOP’s white rural base was incensed, demanding we not erase history like those statues did when they were erected. To protect the monuments, the GOP put in place bureaucratic...

A tough month for Tillis

A tough month for Tillis

Control of the U.S. Senate may hinge on North Carolina. The race between Senator Thom Tillis and Cal Cunningham is shaping up to be a barnburner. And right now, Cunningham is the one on fire. He’s leading Tillis by as much as nine points according to four polls...

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